Upcoming Meeting

The Importance of Agribusiness in the State of Illinois

December 12, 2016
11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Union League Club Chicago
65 W Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL 60604

Join us as we welcome Christopher Kennedy to speak to the Chicago Farmers for our Holiday Event on Monday, December 12th.

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Thank you to those who attended the luncheon on Monday, November 7th. Dr. Bruce J. Sherrick, Marjorie and Jerry Fruin Professor of Land Economics and Director of the TIAA Center for Farmland Research in the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics at the University of Illinois, provided a thorough farmland market update on headwinds, tailwinds and implications for the future. To view his presentation, click here

The next luncheon is our holiday event on Monday, December 12th, at the Union League Club of Chicago. We will welcome the esteemed Christopher Kennedy to discuss "The Importance of Agribusiness in the State of Illinois". Click here to register today!


  • Discounted registration fees
  • Subscription to "The Chicago Farmer Magazine"
  • Networking opportunities with the agri-business community
  • Scholarship contribution to students in Agricultural Colleges

record number visit sunny Spain
on farm cultural study tour

A record breaking 25 travelers embarked on Iberian Airlines for a Study Tour of Central Spain in late September, enjoying perfect weather and a blend of farm visits and historic places. The week-long visit was capped by a “farewell dinner” at the Café de la Opera with performances by local singers during the meal. To read the full summary of the tour, click here

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Global affairs and consolidations are some of the factors that affect stocks. In particular, what impact do these elements have on chemical stocks that are related to agriculture? Steve Byrne, an equity analyst for Bank of America Merrill Lynch, brought his insight on this topic to The Chicago Farmers’ October meeting.

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Dr. Bruce J. Sherrick gave a highly informative presentation during Chicago Farmers’ November meeting regarding the headwinds, tailwinds and implications affecting the future of agriculture. He noted that his take on a variety of factors that affect farmland value is based strictly on his opinion. 

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